You kids today with your video machines and your DVD discs and your Internets--you can see pretty much any movie you want whenever you want (and in some cases, before it’s even been released). When I was a kid, we had to walk uphill, grab the TV Guide, circle the late-late movie shows we wanted to see and then manage to stay awake for ’em because there was no recording the things in those days, and if you missed Invasion of the Star Creatures, you never knew when you’d get another chance.
Really, when you think about it, New Year’s Eve is the most anticlimactic holiday. You sit around drinking and waiting for that crucial hour and then, with a lot of fanfare and a little bit of off-key singing ... nothing happens. Turns out, 12 a.m. Jan. 1, 2007, is no different than 11:59 p.m. Dec. 31, 2006. What a gyp.
“Blog Wars” (Sundance 8 p.m.) This documentary traces the rise of the Weblog as a tool for political candidates. By following the 2006 midterm elections, the film examines how online democratic activism is shaping important elections.
Shred Fest (Encore WAM 6 p.m.) Welcome to 24 hours worth of snowboarding movies. Powder, baby! Powder!!!